EL SOMBRERO – Jose Can You See Those Sopapillas!


Photos: Beverly Poppe

Click here to read today’s review of EL Sombrero in the Las Vegas Weekly, or continue reading after the jump. Fyi: Much to ELV’s relief, the editors of the Weekly have decided to dispense with the awarding of “stars” with these reviews. Whew!

In 1950, five years before Bob Taylor opened his steakhouse in, what was then, the middle of nowhere in northwest Las Vegas, and eight years before the Golden Steer appeared on west Sahara, a man named Clemente Griego opened an unassuming Mexican restaurant in a square, squat little building at 807 Main Street in downtown Las Vegas. Griego had been running the place for fourteen years, when his nephew, Jose E. Aragon joined him at the stoves.

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